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Emily Åström  🦇 Bellydancer, artist/painter, horror actress, alt model, tightlacer, zodiac killer, business owner 🦇 Retired from sexy shoots/performances. 🦇

So... update: I am still alive, busy making art, and doing great. Here’s me from @bedeseme magazine, photo by @mcillusionphotography and latex by @pandoradeluxe . Apparently if I don’t post here once every two months, I’ll stop showing up, which creates a super awesome environment for identity thieves who enjoy pretending to be me and attempting to steal my fans’ money with fictional (s)cam shows. So... here you go.

Oh look, I’m on the cover of the latest issue of @bedeseme 😃 you should go buy a copy! Photo by @mcillusionphotography - latex by @pandoradeluxe!

It’s ren faire season, and what’s more perfect to wear on a day of medieval-inspired fun than @corsetstory ‘s Instant Shape Vintage Inspired Overbust? Great on its own or under a cute fluffy top, and very versatile with optional shoulder straps. Wear it as a corset by ordering 4 inches below your waist measurement, or as a comfortable bodice-style top as pictured here by ordering it in your natural size. Get on their newsletter today and you could win a corset for FREE!!! 😯

So... I don’t know how many of you know this, but I’ve been cultivating a fancy little goth garden. And today, my snapdragons have started forming their first skull seed pods! 😍 Hopefully, soon, all my snapdragons will look like that first example photo and I’ll have a whole porch full of tiny skulls next year! 💀

So ever since I’ve switched my focus more towards dark fashion, I’ve gotten like 200+ unfollows from what appears to be the “just wants to see boobies and doesn’t understand dark alternative anything”/weird foreign “show bobs and vegana” brigade, and... it’s decent progress, really, but I just feel like the herd isn’t culling itself fast enough. So here’s Buffsheen, as created by the amazing @shencomix. Enjoy. 😂 #zerofucksgiven

Shoutout to @yvonne.rosa3 for doing an AMAZING job on my hair! I’ve been wanting try extensions for years and I’m so glad I finally took the plunge- they’re awesome! I feel so sleek and majestic 🦄 and I’m pretty sure I’ve never used the unicorn emoji before EVER, so that should give you an idea of how happy this made me haha. If you’re in the Orlando area and want to give them a try, give her a follow and she’ll pretty you up too 💇🏼‍♀️

You know, I was going to wait like a week to post this, but after all the basic bros and random insecure women telling me “nooo... don’t do that! How dare you look different/do what you want with your body! *insert medical myths here*” I’ve decided to post my next tightlacing update early ❤️ oh yay! And long-term, I fully plan to do exactly what I did when all those basics and old people told me to stop getting tattoos 😃 so here’s me at at a nice comfortable 19” in a sheath dress. I have yet to find a belt that works, but apparently you don’t need it with stretch bengaline. And to the rest of you who know how to behave... thank you, as always, for your excellence 🤘 Wearing @isabellacorsetry and @pinupgirlclothing ! #pinupgirlclothing #tightlacing #corset #smashbox

Tightlacing day 1 going swimmingly! Feeling lazy, so I just did super basic 5 minute makeup and covered my corset with my trusty old sweatshirt. (That still counts as stealthing, right?) If any of you ladies have tips on concealing cords, leave a comment! It’s actually a pretty mild/comfortable reduction + I feel like I’m being hugged all day long 😊 plus my back is better + anxiety is totally gone! Gonna try the whole dress-with-a-waist-belt thing later this week. Tightlacers: share your tips! #tightlacing

I have a confession to make: I haven’t seriously worked out in around 9 months. So I figure it’s time to make this account useful and pressure myself into getting healthier! Yay peer pressure! Here’s me right now, just wearing regular workout clothes, no padded anything, no corset, no special posing. I’m currently 104 lbs. Goals include: working out 4-5x/week, gaining at least 5 more healthy pounds (gotta maintain adequate fat coverage to avoid gross rock-hard boulder butt syndrome lol), start daily tightlacing to help with my back/anxiety, and stick to a regular sleep schedule! Today, plans are to re-learn squats since I haven’t done any since middle school, bellydance practice, and cooking some avocado-based foods 🏋️‍♀️ wish me luck!

RIP Wyoming Mew. You always had so much kindness to share with me, and I’m still horrified and in shock that you’re gone. To those reading- depression is a very serious and very real disease. Please, don’t ever be afraid to reach out for help- more people care than you may realize. As someone who has dealt with serious mental issues I can promise you that it is worth it to fight another day- it gets better. Please, please don’t give up.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate facial recognition software’s undying love for giving me sweet flower staches. Thinking I might turn this into a monthly tradition. #flowerstachesaturday maybe? (Also: sorry to disappoint, but my actual snap is close friends only.)

I deleted my personal/private Facebook profile a few months back, and I regret nothing. For awhile now, I’ve been scaling down social media, have stopped clubbing, and have really ceased participation in any artificial idiocy that involves “keeping up appearances”, which is very easy to fall into in the age of social media. That probably sounds weird coming from a model, but this is the most fulfilled and happy I’ve been in living memory. I’m doing things because I enjoy them, not to show other people I’m doing them, and it’s awesome because I’m finally living life for me. No one on here even knows HOW I spend 99% of my time or who my friends are or what my love life is like. I’m real-life happy, instead of pretending to be happy for photos. I’ve stopped spending crazy money on things I don’t need to impress people I don’t like or know. Now I enjoy every moment and every dime.

If you’re a goth kid and want to listen to Cher or something, do it and don’t be ashamed. Stop convincing yourself that you enjoy things just because everyone in your culture says you’re supposed to enjoy them. Unless someone’s feeding, fucking, or financing you, their opinion isn’t worth jack. Stop giving a fuck and take your life back. If you’re so deep into whatever artificial culture it is you got stuck in, so deep that you don’t even remember what you actually enjoy in its own right, figure it out. Create something. Sure, I’ve brought this up before, but if there’s one thing I want to hammer home, it’s this, because there’s a good chance no one else is going to say this to you. If you live your entire life to please and impress other people, rather than spending it doing things that you genuinely love, you will have lived for nothing. You will adopt hobbies that mean nothing to you but likes and follows. You’ll waste endless hours in clubs etc. pretending to have fun and getting endlessly fucked up to aid in that pretending because that’s what’s necessary to be popular. And I’ve got news for you: no matter what god or goddess you may portray yourself as on social media, you’re a decaying ape like the rest of us, and your days are numbered. Make them count.

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